Sands' Jo Anderson out to support Maggie and Oscar in Exeter

Maggie Scorer, who set off in March on a 5000- mile ‘dogsontour’ cycling challenge around the UK coast with her faithful companion, eight-year-old golden retriever Oscar, is now on the last leg of her journey. 

Maggie has spent nearly 150 days and cycled approximately 4500 miles to raise £25,000 for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal charity and blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The pair began their journey in Aldeburgh, Suffolk and travelled northwards along the east coast, anti-clockwise, and hit a mile stone by reaching Lands Ends last week. They will now continue on eastwards on their way back to Suffolk. 

Maggie Scorer said:

“We have had a massive adventure! Oscar continues to be in fine fettle and has had some lovely walks week plus his swims in the sea. 

“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me, come out to cheer Oscar and me on and kindly provided us with a place to stay– it has been brilliant and certainly keeps me pedalling on to the end!

“I think it is fair to say that we are both now looking forward to getting back home but need to stay focused for the remaining weeks!”

Carolyn Bray, Fundraising Manager at Sands, said:

“For Maggie and Oscar to take on this mammoth challenge for both charities is amazing. We cannot thank them enough for what they have done so far and wish them all the best the last part of their journey.”

Caitlin O’Neill, Fundraising Manager at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, said:

“Our fundraisers constantly inspire us with their grit and determination to take on such tough challenges, and Maggie has certainly pushed herself to the limit with this epic fundraiser. We are incredibly grateful for her support and hope she & Oscar enjoy the last leg of their epic cycle before a well-deserved homecoming celebration.”

Maggie is expected to arrive back home in Aldeburgh, Suffolk at the beginning of September.  

To support Maggie visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MaggieScorer

To follow Maggie’s journey visit www.dogontour.co.uk or www.facebook.com/dogontourmaggie or www.twitter.com/dogontourMaggie 

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Notes to Editors

Please see below for an estimated itinerary for Maggie’s trip. Please only use as an approximate guide.

3/8/15 - 10/8/15       Plymouth to Dorchester

10/8/15. -  17/8/15.  Dorchester to Emsworth via Isle of Wight

17/8/15.  -  24/8/15.  Emsworth to Folkestone 

24/8/15   -  31/8/15.   Folkestone to Southend via Gravesend / Tilbury ferry

31/8/15.   -  5/9/15.     Southend to Aldeburgh via Harwich and Felixstowe ferries

ETA is at the WENTWORTH HOTEL ALDEBURGH on 5 September at 2pm. She will arrive from Thorpeness direction. 

For further information, please contact: 

Natalie Cooper, Sands Press & PR Officer on 0203 598 1959 or email: media@uk-sands.org